Hortus is a project which involves research into early practices of collecting and cataloguing as exemplified by the sixteenth century botanic gardens and libraries of Padua (IT) and Leiden (NL).
Artist - a-n The Artists Information Company
A call for an artist on the board of every arts organisation.
In the guise of fairy tales, reality comes into focus, we are forced to acknowledge we are the authors of our happy ever after.
About being a disabled artist late in life
A journey into Englishness, from the Thames to the Lakes, industrial heartlands to chalk downs. Following tides and twittens, writing 100 poems along the way.
Those with a history of contact with mental health services have sought representation, support and advocacy for centuries. Service user advocacy groups are varied in nature: from grassroots to national, informal to Miss Havisham’s wedding dress made by me in 2012 now on show
Performing a Dorothy blog
A monthly update of goings on from around the foundry in deepest darkest Dorset!
A peer-led artist development programme working with an art-technologist — consisting of mentoring and training in the use of wearables to create immersive artworks.
Last night, in the bar of a Premier Inn, in Devon, talking to two friends, I tried to understand why it bothers me so much that people ask me why I do not want to have children. I am 38, […]
The post heart attack meanderings of an ordinary man in an extraordinary world.
Art exhibition about the decline of industry
Discussing the experience of creating a car-based mobile artwork, ‘I’m Westward Ho!’
research into art and sport
A reflection on beginning to identify as an artist, and how I’m going to tell my parents.
Schematic of the Wharf Tavern, Hockley Heath, Solihull. Ink on paper 297mm x 420mm
I will be presenting the findings of my research regarding care facilities and their creative programmes (or lack thereof) within the areas of Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool.
Cross over digital Art
In 2024 a woman will make her first footprint on the Moon inspiring the lives of women all over the world. I have been planning for this day since 2012 through an ongoing art project called ‘Moon-shot: Woman on the Moon’ and outreach projects called ‘Make it to the Moon’.
Paintings showing scenes of a dystopian world, based upon urban and industrial places with subtle dark narratives running through them.
Accessibility at last
Work in progress, thoughts and documentation from a residency at The Institute of Recorded Sound in Stavanger, Norway. Hosted by ELEFANT and Curated Place. The collection of recorded music and associated items is one of the largest private collections of its kind in the world.
I’m super excited to be a An member again! I’m teaching metalworking and printmaking these days as well as creating festival decor and wearable art for performers. Looking forward to meeting some of you!
A complex metaphysical world of divine lights in Persian Illuminationism.
Blog about everyday struggles in artmaking practice